Vivian Lui

Associate Professor

Vivian Lui

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

The Graduate School

Department of The Graduate School


I am a Molecular Pharmacologist, with B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry (First Class Hon, Chinese University of Hong Kong), Ph.D. (Hons) in Molecular Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and post-doctoral trainings at Duke University and University of Pittsburgh.
Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Georgia Cancer Center.


  • Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology University of Pittsburgh - Pit, 2000

  • BS, Biochemistry Chinese University of Hong Kon, 1993

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • CURS 3990

    Undergrad Research II
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

I am interested in both undergraduate and graduate school teaching in the areas of Precision Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Cancer Biology, and research. I am involved in CURS research for undergraduate, Honors program research, as well as medical student research training.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Precision drugging of the MAPK pathway in head and neck cancer, 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Whole-genome profiling of nasopharyngeal carcinoma reveals viral-host co-operation in inflammatory NF-κB activation and immune escape, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Precision Medicine Discoveries for Head and Neck Cancer
Functional Genomics

Department Service

  • NIH teaching Grant brainstorming meeting 2021 - 2024

    Role: Other
  • High School Student Research Education Outreach (for STEM education) 2022 - 2024

    Role: Other
  • Committee for Genomic Database for Cancer 2022 - 2023

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Canddiate One-to-One meeting 2022 - 2022

    Role: Other
  • New Research Lab Faculty Onboarding meeting 2022 - 2022

    Role: Faculty Advisor

College Service

  • Graduate School Faculty member 2021 - 2024

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • To meet with graduate school student candidate on a one-on-one basis for project discussion 2022 - 2022

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Gradate Student Recruitment Talk 2022 - 2022

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Graduate School student recruitment dinner 2022 - 2022

    Role: Mentor

University Service

  • The Joint CUHK-NTEC Clinical Research Ethics Committee (Phase I Clinical Trial Committee) 2019 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Frontiers in Genetics – Epigenomics and Epigenetics 2020 - 2023

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • Communications Biology (Nature) 2021 - 2022

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Frontiers in Oncology 2021 - 2022

    Role: Other
  • National Society of Genetic Counselors, USA 2022 - 2022

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper
  • Hong Kong Christian Cancer Care Association 2021 - 2021

    Role: Conference-Related

Public Service

  • Hong Kong Christian Cancer Care 2009 - 2022

    Role: Other
  • Hong Kong Christine Cancer Care Association 2021 - 2021

    Role: Guest Speaker